Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, have been hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus less than a week earlier.
The Indian actor, 46, and her daughter are being treated at Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital, reports Bangalore Mirror.
On Monday, the former Miss World’s husband Abhishek Bachchan revealed in a series of tweets that the mother-daughter duo had contracted COVID-19, saying that they would be ‘self quarantining at home’.
He wrote: “Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful. The rest of the family including my mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers.”
Abhishek, who is also an actor, did not offer more details about their symptoms but he did confirm that his mother had tested negative for the virus.
The previous day, both Abhishek and his 77-year-old father, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, were admitted to hospital after testing positive and experiencing ‘mild symptoms’.
“Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you,” he tweeted.
Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful.The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers 🙏🏽— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 12, 2020
My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 12, 2020
Aishwarya was crowned Miss World 1994 before going on to reach international acclaim as the star of films like Bride and Prejudice and Jodhaa Akbar and model for high-profile campaigns for L’Oréal.
Bollywood power couple Abhishek and Aishwarya wed in 2007 in a superstar pairing once compared to Brangelina. Aaradhya is their only child.
Additional reporting by Erin Donnelly.